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PRP Healed Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear

A female athlete and motorcyclist presented to New Jersey Sports Medicine with left medial ankle pain and swelling that failed several months of physical therapy and pneumatic boot.

Ultrasound examination revealed marked posterior tibial tendonopathy, tenosynovitis and interstial split tear.  After failed PT and boot for several months at another institution she underwent one US guided PRP
(Platelet Rich Plasma) injection at New Jersey Sports Medicine by Marc Silberman on February 14, 2020.

PRIOR TO PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection of her posterior tibial tendon at New Jersey Sports Medicine, she underwent an MRI examination of the left ankle on 12/18/2019 by board certified radiologist
specializing in orthopedics which reported: "Posterior tibial tendon demonstrates a short segment of subtle partial tearing measuring 10mm in length at the level of the head and neck of the talus with mild to moderate superimposed tendonosis.  There is also mild-to-moderate tenosynovitis at the level of the partial tearing.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection under US guidance by Dr. Marc Silberman at New Jersey Sports Medicine was performed on February 14, 2020.  Pain free within 8 weeks, the athlete questioned why nobody from PT told her to get PRP in the first place after months of therapy, time, and money.

Post PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection for her posterior tibial tendon tear, a 3 Tesla MRI examination of the left ankle was performed on 10/16/20 at the same facility as her initial MRI with comparison by a board certified radiologist specializing in orthopedics who reported: "Redomonstration of mild tenosynovitis of the distal posterior tibial tendon with no significant interstitial tearing".  Final impression reported "no significant interstitial tearing".  In other words, PRP healed her posterior tibial tendon tear.  She is back on her motorcycle far from the doctor's office.

For more information on PRP injection therapy for tendon tears, please call New Jersey Sports Medicine and Performance (908) 647 - 6464 to make an appointment with Dr. Silberman.

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